On This Day: March 5

Tornado Talk Summary

A tornado swept through Bessemer, AL on this day in 1963; it was given a rating of F4. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes, though, believes the damage was more consistent with an F3 rating. Over 200 buildings were damaged, and ~30 others were destroyed.  Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

March 5, 1943: An F2 tornado moved three miles near San Augustine, TX. Grazulis said there was tornado and downburst damage observed. 50 homes and four chruches were heavily damaged. A boy was killed on a bicycle but Grazulis denotes that may not have been due to the torando. There were eight injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2011, an EF2 tornado struck Rayne, LA. 683 homes were damaged or torn apart. One person was killed and 12 were injured. Source

A home that damaged, photo via NWS Lake Charles.
A mailvan that was thrown over. Photo via NWS Lake Charles.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

March 5, 1972, Palm Springs, CA, reached 100 degrees, the city’s earliest 100-degree day.  Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1770, Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Joel Osteen was born March 5, 1963, in Houston, Texas. He’s an American televangelist, theologian, speaker, and author who attracted millions of followers. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1955, WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2002: The first episode of Osbourne’s TV Show was aired on MTV in the US. Focusing on the madman and his family (his wife Sharon, and two of their three children). Oblivious to the camera, they bicker, squabble, curse and hang out backstage at Ozzy shows.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1979: Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12, and the German-American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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